What We Do

The Linn County Board of Supervisors created the Sustainability program in 2020 to further Linn County’s commitment to environmental sustainability and resource protection and work towards a more environmentally just future. The Sustainability Department works to:

  • Equitably address issues of climate adaptation
  • Engage the public in climate action

Greenhouse Gas Inventory

The Sustainability Department and Sustainability & Resiliency Advisory Committee recently completed its 2019 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory (PDF) – an update to the Baseline Greenhouse Gas Inventory of 2010. Linn County and its community partners will use the updated Greenhouse Gas Inventory to develop a climate action plan to meet targets laid out in the Linn County 2020 climate resolution.

View Linn County's completed Greenhouse Gas Inventories.

Employee Sustainability Council

The Sustainability Council is comprised of County management staff from Linn County Public Health, Conservation, Facilities, Planning & Development, Policy & Administration, and the Secondary Road departments. The Council’s current role is to evaluate how key County departments such as Planning & Development, Public Health, Facilities, and Conservation can more effectively work towards meeting the goals in the climate resolution through innovative initiatives.

Learn more about Linn County’s previous sustainability work.


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  1. Apply to Join the Climate Resiliency Corps

    Must be a high school student in Linn County to qualify. Deadline to apply is Dec. 15. Read on...
  2. Take Control in 1, 2, 3 During National Preparedness Month

    Be equipped to provide for yourself, your family, and your pets for at least three days following a major disaster. Read on...
  3. Read the Linn County Sustainability Department Year in Review

    Learn about the accomplishments and how you can get involved. Read on...
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